Apple to Move Mac Mini Production to U.S.A.?
Apple is reportedly planning to move its Mac mini production lines to the U.S.A., not the Mac Pro, as previously speculated.
Currently, Foxconn has about 15 operating bases in the US and the company reportedly plans to start recruiting workers in 2013 for new automated production lines. Mac mini shipments are expected to reach 1.4 million units in 2012, up more than 40% on year, and with the specification upgrade in October 2012, shipments are expected to rise another 30% on year to 1.8 million units in 2013, according to the latest figures from Digitimes Research.
While it's not yet confirmed which Apple device will be manufactured in the U.S., Tim Cook did confirm that "next year we are going to bring some production to the U.S. on the Mac."